The Avenger plate concept was derived from the 45 degree
Magnum and 45 degree Invader skate plates of the late 70’s early 80’s.
Over the last few years a lot of emphasis has been placed on strong
light weight products for speed and derby. In the 80’s we developed the
single action Magnum speed plate for this purpose, produced in both
aluminum and magnesium, this plate was very light and very strong.
Recently we have seen a greater awareness for this style plate; we saw
it fitting to redesign it using modern technology and what we came up
with was the Avenger. Using a computer aided design program every inch
of this plate was designed for a purpose; specific wall thickness,
heights, lengths, angles, and material were all chosen for their unique
properties. The avenger will be produced in both aluminum and magnesium
and both will come standard with the new DA45 truck. The Avenger
aluminum will be painted black and the magnesium plate will be painted
white. All the superior track hugging agility you have come to expect
from the DA45 action in a new lightweight skate.
The Avenger plate features some never before seen design elements.
Some of the features that make this plate different from all the rest
are expressed below:
Hollow kingpin: Specially designed kingpin for this plate only. 30%
lighter than a traditional kingpin using hardened prime grade steel.
The specially designed kingpin will only fit on the Avenger and will
Hollow center: Hollowed out center section to save weight. Along
with the hollow center we raised the height to increase the rigidity
length wise. When compared to the Invader plate the weight savings will
be greater with the larger sizes but you can expect a significant
decrease in weight when compared to the standard Invader plate.
Aluminum alloy / Magnesium alloy: Unique weight saving techniques
have allowed us to cut the aluminum Avenger by 12% when compared to the
standard Invader plate. Magnesium alloy being even lighter we were able
to save an additional 15%, this is a total of 25% from the standard
Shortened front end: For those who want to get aggressive with their
short forward mounts can now do so with plenty of room to spare so the
plate will not hang over the front of your boot. The Avenger is
optimized for the short forward set up.
DA45 trucks: New DA45 truck. Same basic design but optimized for
the fixed kingpin. Truck is slightly slimmer than the original version.8mm is standard
Sure-Grip Super Cushions: Four different cushion options to choose
from. High rebound, high quality urethane to fine tune your skates to
the way you like to skate. Four different levels of hardness: Blue – 72A, Yellow – 79A, Purple – 85A, Red – 93A.
When ordering this plate sizing will be based on the short forward
theory unless otherwise stated, be sure to specify when ordering. More
information on the short forward theory can be found on the information
page of our website.